Set decorator Margaret Goldsmith dies

Stylist worked on 'Drugstore Cowboy'

Set decorator Margaret Goldsmith who helped style films like “After Dark, My Sweet” and “Drugstore Cowboy,” died of ovarian cancer August 11 in Los Angeles, Calif. She was 55.

Goldsmith got her start in music video production (Janet Jackson’s “Nasty”) in the mid-1980s, moving on to film set dressing (“Less than Zero”) and then set decoration. Her other credits include Stephen Gyllenhaal’s “A Dangerous Woman.” After the birth of her two children, she went into a career in real estate in the Los Feliz area.

Born in Los Angeles, Goldsmith pursued Cinema Studies at San Francisco State and then Los Angeles Community College. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, cinematographer Mark Plummer; sister Laura, a costume designer; sister Jane, a script supervisor; sister Elizabeth Zaillian; her mother Muriel and two sons. Donations may be made to Stand Up 2 Cancer or Doctors Without Borders.

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